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Former Alabama running back Altee Tenpenny, 20, killed in single-vehicle crash on Mississippi Highway 1 outside Glen Allan
Tenpenny, 20, was driving through Mississippi on Mississippi Highway 1 when he collided with a highway sign at approximately 5 p.m. just outside Glen Allan. The collision sent the vehicle airborne and it started rolling once it landed back on the ground, according to Corporal Tony Dunn of the Mississippi Highway Patrol Department of Public Affairs. The vehicle collided with a utility pole and Tenpenny was ejected from the vehicle.
Tenpenny left Tuscaloosa in January and was a member of the Nicholls State Football team, but coach Tim Rebowe dismissed him on Tuesday, citing an arrest for possession of an illegal weapon on Sunday.
Tenpenny served as a reserve running back for Alabama during his freshman and sophomore years beginning in 2013, but joined the University of Nevada Las Vegas football team in May. He was dismissed by UNLV and transferred to Nicholls State University. He was then suspended from the Colonels indefinitely Monday after being arrested for possession of a firearm and discharging a weapon Sunday morning, according to the Houma Courier.
Kamara has been trying to treat this week like it was any other, even though it clearly isn't, but that became impossible after the death of Altee Tenpenny, one the running backs he practiced alongside for a year.
Altee Tenpenny was pronounced dead at 6:57 p.m. Tuesday at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson told The Associated Press.
Johnson says a Mississippi Highway Patrol officer who responded to the crash told her Tenpenny was traveling alone when the vehicle hit road signs and flipped. She says he was thrown from the car, but she did not know whether he was wearing a seatbelt.
The report showed "no indications of tire marks" and the crash occurred "during the daylight with it being a clear day so weather was not a factor either," according to Dunn. The crash investigation has been closed.